WolfRAT has been identified as a representative of the Trojan horse class of Android viruses. If WolfRAT has been found on your device, you must remove it as soon as possible.
Trojans are the most well-known type of malware out there for two reasons. One is that they are highly dangerous and capable of inflicting a wide range of different damage on the infected system and its owner. And another is simply the fact that the variants of Trojan horse viruses out there far outnumber any other type of malicious code out there.
As a matter of fact, some experts claim that Trojans are responsible for over a whopping 80% of all malware attacks. And there are reasons for this particular class of malware to be so greatly favored and preferred by hackers and cybercriminals over other types of viruses. For one, Trojans like WolfRAT are infamous for their stealth and ability to enter the victim system without recognition – hence how they get their name. And on top of that, they usually operate without showing any sign of their presence, which makes it difficult for them to be detected and stopped.
However, on some occasions, the actions of a virus like WolfRAT may provoke things like system sluggishness and Blue Screen of Death crashes. However, these same things could very well also be symptoms of a number of other issues, so at the very most they should prompt you to investigate the underlying cause.
And then the other reason that hackers tend to gravitate towards Trojans – the more important one perhaps – is their versatility. Trojans horse viruses like WolfRAT are capable of a very long list of different malicious activities, which makes them an invaluable weapon in the hands of criminals.
Here’s a brief list of some of the most common usages of this type of malware to provide you with a general idea of what WolfRAT might be up to on your machine.
- Theft. Trojan horse viruses are often used to steal information from their victims. This can be login credentials for social media accounts and emails, online banking details, personal data, etc. And the Trojan may obtain this information by logging your keystrokes, for example, or by allowing the hackers full access to your web traffic.
- Destruction. This one is fairly rare but should still be mentioned. Trojans like WolfRAT are easily capable of causing permanent damage to the infected device or wiping it clean of all the data stored on it by formatting all its disks and drives.
- Backdoor viruses. WolfRAT may very well be acting as a backdoor for some other type of malicious threat like, for example, ransomware.
- Resource exploitation. This one is very common and only becoming even more popular lately. Trojans like WolfRAT can use your system’s resources for various purposes, one of which is mining cryptocurrencies for the hackers.
So as you can see from this list, the unpleasant consequences that this malware may have for you and your device are not to be taken lightly. Therefore, we invite you to make use of the below guide and remove WolfRAT right now.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans usually don’t display any recognizable symptoms but at times they may lead to your device becoming slower and may even cause BSoD crashes.|
|Distribution Method||Emails and social media messages that ask to download an attachment or follow a link; sketchy and unsafe websites; adult content; cracked software installers, etc.|
Remove WolfRAT Malware
If you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below.
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Whether you use the default “Internet” App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to:
Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.
Now the method is effectively the same for users using both “Internet” and Chrome/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both:
For “Internet” Browser Users:
Tap the Force Stop button.
Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Force Stop.
Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case.
If you are still seeing Ads in your browser, it is likely they are generated by the websites you visit and there is nothing you can do about it.
However, if you are seeing Adverts outside of your internet browser, then one of your installed Apps contains the problematic Adware. In this case you need to take a look at this guide.
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